Oh hell yes.
David Fincher already has tackled one Silicon Valley billionaire in Mark Zuckerberg. Now, the Social Network director is poised to take on the late Steve Jobs for Sony. our editor recommends
Fincher is in early talks to helm the untitled film based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple co-founder, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. If a deal comes together, the film would reunite the director with Oscar-winning Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin, who recently finished the adaptation, and Social Network producer Scott Rudin.
This is nothing but good news if you ask me. I love Fincher’s style and he already does well with Sorkin’s material (see: The Social Network).
Also, if you saw the Steve Jobs movie that came out last year you were probably disappointed by how much it glossed over, well, everything. Jobs himself, notoriously detail oriented, likely would have hated it because it was a mess with no real focus. This movie is set in three time frames, each 30 minutes before Jobs goes on stage to announce a major new product; basically Jobs at his most focussed (and stressed). So combine that focus with Sorkin’s dialogue and Fincher’s style? Match made in heaven.
No word yet on when this movie will actually happen but with Sorkin AND Fincher on board it’s a safe bet that I’ll be there.